What is form 8879ex and how do I fill it out?

What is Form 8879ex and how do I fill it out?

Form 8879ex is used only by Paid Preparers who have an EFIN. Just like form 8453ex, this form is a signature authorization document. It authorizes you to e-file a 2290 Form on behalf of your clients.

Watch the video to the left for instructions about how to fill out this form.

It is also important to keep this form for the entire 4 year audit period. The IRS does audit Paid Preparers, and the penalties for not getting this document signed and keeping it can be hefty.

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